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The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a nonprofit organization founded in 1926. The ARL is the state's largest animal shelter, serving over 19,000 animals each year from all corners of the state. With a focus on adoption, humane education, cruelty intervention, spay and neuter programs, and reuniting lost and found pets with their owners, the ARL is the greater Des Moines area's only shelter that never turns away an animal in need.
The ARL is profoundly sad to announce the loss of our long time staff veterinarian, Dr. Greg Berry, who passed away unexpectedly October 28 from a massive heart attack. ...
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One week ago, a construction crew was tossing broken concrete into a dumpster, only a few miles from the ARL, when they heard a meow. They quickly climbed in to find 3 kittens and rushed them to us. Sadly, two of the kittens did not make it. Miraculously, one kitten did survive and his prognosis is hopeful. ...